Simple Past

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What is a Preposition?

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A preposition is a word that links nouns, pronouns and phrases to other words in the sentence.

Prepositions indicate the temporal, spatial, or logical relationship of its object to the rest of the sentence.

The object of the preposition is the word or phrase the preposition introduces.

  • The apple is on the table.
  • The apple is under the table.
  • The apple is between the table and John.

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Classifying Prepositions

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Prepositions are classified in different categories depending on their function.

Here is a list of some prepositions and examples by their classification:

Prepositions of place

  • ·         In: used to expressed something is contained

Example: The cat is in the box.

  • ·         On:

Example: The box is on the table. 

  • ·         Over/Above

Example: There is a bird over his head. 

  • ·         Behind

Example: There is a garden behind the house. 

  • ·         Under

Example: There is a dog under the table. 

  • ·         By

Example: He stands by me. 

  • ·         In front of

Example: There is a shop in front of me. 

  • ·         At

Example: He is at home.

Prepositions of direction

  • ·         To

Example: Come to the blackboard.

  • ·         From

Example: This is a present from your friend.

  • ·         Into

Example: Put the pen into the bag.

  • ·         Out of

Example: Take the pen out of the bag.

  • ·         At

Example: They were at the meeting.

  • ·         Through

Example: He came through the window.

Prepositions of time

  • ·         In: used with months, years, seasons.

Example: I was born in 1988. 

The flowers will bloom in spring.

  • ·         On: used with days.

Example: He came on Monday. 

  • ·         At: used with noon, night, midnight, and with the time of the day.

Example: Sun stops its voyage at noon.

The movie starts at 6 p.m.

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Prepositions Practice

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Choose the correct choice to complete the sentences below. CLICK HERE to check the correct answers.

  1. My best friend lives ____ Main Road.
  2. a) In
  3. b) On
  4. c) At
  1. I’ll be ready to leave ____ about twenty minutes.
  2. a) In
  3. b) On
  4. c) At
  1. Since he met his new girlfriend. Juan never seems to be ____ home.
  2. a) In
  3. b) On
  4. c) At
  1. The child responded to his mother’s demands ____ throwing a tantrum.
  2. a) With
  3. b) By
  4. c) From
  1. I think she spent the entire afternoon ____ the phone.
  2. a) On
  3. b) In
  4. c) At
  1. I will wait ____ 6:30, but then I’m going home..
  2. a) From
  3. b) At
  4. c) Until
  1. The police caught the thief ____ the corner of Cascade and Plum Streets.
  2. a) In
  3. b) At
  4. c) From
  1. My fingers were injured so my sister had to write the note ____ me.
  2. a) For
  3. b) With
  4. c) To
  1. I’m not interested ____ buying a new car now.
  2. a) To
  3. b) For
  4. c) In
  1. What are the main ingredients ____ this casserole?
  2. a) About
  3. b) To
  4. c) Of

Prepositions Practice Answers

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CORRECT ANSWERS

  1. On
  2. In
  3. At
  4. By
  5. On
  6. Until
  7. At
  8. For
  9. In
  10. Of

Tongue Twisters

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Tongue twisters allow people to improve their pronunciation and diction. Tongue twisters are also made to challenge other people to say them and have fun trying to doing it fast.

Here are some of the most popular tongue twister in US (try to read them out loud and fast):

Simple:

She sells sea shells on the sea shore.

Red leather, yellow leather, red leather, yellow leather.

A box of biscuits, a box of mixed biscuits and a biscuit mixer.

A proper copper coffee pot.

Pink lorry, yellow lorry.

Complex:

Swan swam over the pond,
swim swan swim!
Swan swam back again,
well swum swan!

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled pepper.
Did Peter Piper pick a peck of pickled pepper?
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled pepper,
where’s the peck of pickled pepper Peter Piper picked?

Hard:

The sixth sick Sheikh’s sixth sheep is sick.

KUDOS IF YOU MANAGED TO SAY THEM CORRECTLY!!!

Superlative

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